PlainsCapital Bank is opening its first Fort Worth location at 6000 Western Place in November. The bank, one of the largest privately held banks in Texas, is dedicated to community involvement in the cities it serves. On Monday, November 17, PlainsCapital is sponsoring an invitation-only dinner benefiting Lena Pope Home, Inc. For 73 years, Lena Pope Home has been dedicated to serving youth and families in the Fort Worth area.
Stedman Graham, noted author and founder of Athletes Against Drugs and the Leadership Institute of Chicago, is the guest speaker. Graham, who is an advocate for youth and for community involvement, will speak to the evening's theme, "You Can Make It Happen."
Lena Pope Home is committed to creating a future of hope for all children and their families by offering preventive and rehabilitative services that strengthen and preserve family life. Lena Pope Home provides an effective, comprehensive range of services including family preservation, counseling, alternative education and foster care to meet the behavioral healthcare needs of children, youth, adults and families. The home was founded in 1930 by Lena Holston Pope whose young son Conrad conceived of the idea for the home while terminally ill with diphtheria. Conrad's last special request was Mrs. Pope's motivation and inspiration to begin her lifelong commitment to helping children. From a heart torn with grief came the strength Lena Pope needed to make her son's vision a reality. With the help of the Martha Sunday School Class of Broadway Baptist Church, she built several homes and eventually a "mansion" on a hill in west Fort Worth, filling them all with children.
Today, children and families are referred to the agency by the community, school districts, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Juvenile Probation Department, Texas Youth Commission, Mental Health /Mental Retardation, and insurance companies. In 2002, Lena Pope Home served more than 20,000 children and families.
Lena Pope Home not only equips youth with an education, job skills and rehabilitation, but also teaches values such as integrity, personal responsibility and fairness. Citizenship and community service are also emphasized. – less–ZoomInfo